Revenue officers seized 445,000 cigarettes yesterday in Cork hidden inside several mannequins.
Harvey, Revenue’s sniffer dog, found around 42,000 unstamped 'NZ Slim' cigarettes at a commercial premises in Cork city raided by Revenue officers and Gardaí.
The cigarettes were hidden inside several mannequins.
A further 403,000 'NZ Slims' and 'Septs' cigarettes were seized in follow-up searches in Skibbereen where a UK-registered van was also seized.
Two Polish men and one Lithuanian man, all in their 30s, were interviewed and files are being prepared for consideration.